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Analysis

Lenders toughen up on borderline borrowers

  Brokers should brace for tougher lending policies ahead as the continued fall-out from the GFC piles more pressure on ...
July 27, 2021

 

The window of opportunity for borrowers to lock in rock bottom rates may have closed, but fixed rate loans are becoming more popular.

July 30, 2009

Changing lending policies have put the onus on brokers to keep their clients in the know.

July 12, 2009

There are early signs the worst of the financial crisis may be over but brokers are less optimistic than last quarter about the business conditions ahead.

June 11, 2009

Rumours are heating up that Macquarie Group is looking to re-enter mortgage lending.

June 11, 2009

The concept of fee-for-service is controversial – but it’s starting to gain traction as brokers seek greater control over how they are remunerated.

June 11, 2009

While brokers are intent on writing more non-bank business, it’s yet to translate into sales.

June 11, 2009

The term diversification has been part of the broking industry’s lexicon for many years.

May 14, 2009
Despite an overall decline in the non-bank sector’s market share over the last 18 months, the originator and mortgage manager sectors may account for a larger share of...
May 14, 2009
A dramatic fall in interest rates coupled with the increased first home owner grant has seen relatively healthy business levels for brokers in recent months. But ever-ti...
May 14, 2009

Australian banks have come in for heavy criticism for suggesting they can no longer afford to pass on future RBA rate cuts.

April 25, 2009
Deferred establishment fees (DEFs) deter nearly two thirds of brokers from recommending non-bank products, a recent Mortgage Business straw poll has revealed....
April 25, 2009
With tough market conditions likely to prevail for some time and industry regulation just months away, there’s never been a greater need for broker education....
April 25, 2009
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